NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunications Services, the Nation’s Spectrum and Communications Lab, supports the Department of Defense 5G Initiative through a combination of its subject matter experts in 5G and its research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) laboratory infrastructure in Boulder, Colorado, including the Advanced Communications Test Site at the Table Mountain Radio Quiet Zone. Fih generation wireless technologies (5G) play a critical role in connecting the nation, promoting economic development, and closing the digital divide.
NTIA also hosts the 5G Challenge, which is intended to help accelerate the adoption of 5G open interfaces, interoperable subsystems, and multi-vendor solutions by fostering a large, vibrant, and growing vendor community dedicated to advancing 5G interoperability towards true plug-and-play operation.
Below you will find links to articles, videos, and other resources that will help you navigate your way through 5G and beyond.
5G Resources and Guidance
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Security Agency (NSA) published this paper, which assesses the benefits and security considerations with implementing Open RAN architecture.
The fifth-generation (5G) of wireless technology represents a complete transformation of telecommunication networks. These developments also introduce significant risks that threaten national security, economic security, and impact other national and global interests.
The Federal Mobility Group’s (FMG) 5G and Mobile Network Infrastructure Working Group (WG) undertook an evaluation of 5G testing approaches to understand available 5G testing capabilities to avoid duplication, promote the use of shared testing resources, and define a framework for federal 5G testing.
This study investigates how 5G may introduce unique challenges to the traditional ATO process defined in security assessment processes and frameworks such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF).